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the money. >> john mccain chuck hagel lots of drama. >> comedy before the superbowl weekend and nobody found it funny. >> the can we say is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like the answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> michael hastings, you have something for us about football, don't you? >> yes in advance of superbowl weekend, no one found it funny. >> what about gay guys, any approach you? >> i don't do the gay guys. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> lots of drama between chuck hagel and john mccain. and it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> all right. the big story of the day today has to do with the excel key stone pipeline. it's been coming up again and again. the obama administration has refused to sign the permits to allow for the complete construction of the pipeline. for those of you who don't know what it is, it's a $7 billion project that would pump more than 800,000-barrels of toxic tar sands crude each day from alberta through america's agricultural heart lands to remainries in the gulf. environment
any more. john mccain and lindsey graham because every damn sunday, you turn on the sunday shows. who has their ugly mugs on t.v.? john mccain and lindsey graham on every one of the freakin shows. sometimes more than one. but if they are not on fox, they are on abc. if they are not on ab. c, they are on the "meet the press." if they are not on "meet the press" they are on quite state of the union." they are always dumping on everything obama is doing over and over and over. there are 100 senators. right? alt every sunday do we have to here that idiot lindsey graham from south carolina who has become the biggest scourge of the republican party, the u.s. senate and john mccain who ish something maybe to say 20 years ago but he doesn't have today. it's the same ol' gabble. there they were again yesterday, trotting them out, lindsey graham was on face the nation, and john mccain on fox news sunday. so lindsey graham still doesn't know enough about benghazi and he is not going to let chuck hagel go forward unless we find out some more. >> i don't think
news led by i guess the king kong. what is it in white elephant? john mccain who has nothing possibly better to do besides become a total media whore and just continue to be like i am going to find reasons to get on television and get mad. you know he started up on hagel. we are going to get to that. before but i really think chuck hagel has a couple of outstanding moments. he had some rough ones too. >> he did. >> he had some rough ones. >> it was not a flawness hearing hearing. >> i am not going to say it's all roses. there was some dob pooh in there, too. let's take at listen to his opening start. >> i am on the record. i am on the record on many issues. but no one individual, no one individual quote, no individual statement defines me. >> i love that. i think he really did a good job of sort of crystalizing what it is his job is. you know, when you are secretary of defense, yes, you are part of the decision-making team for the national security in this country. but at the end of the day, you don't operate in a vacuum. you know, you operat
".com. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: today john mccain held a town hall meeting with he was heckled insulted and verbally abuseed so rudely by people who used to support him at one point he had to check a mirror just to make sure he wasn't chuck hagel. in a marriage equality ad, it's also the only commercial on tv that does not feature the progressive lady. why won't president obama sign the executive order for lgbt. today is the 86th bird of sydney portier, and the 50th birthday of charles barkley and had he live, it would be the birthday of kirk cobain as well. congress can, in fact, do stuff. this is "viewpoint"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. with the budget sequester that would tut a trillion dollars from the budget, speaker of the house john boehner warned of dire consequences if it's allowing to through. a wall street journal opinion piece, you'll be shocked to hear blamed the entire mess on president obama. boehner named just a couple of things that he pushed through the house must be avoided. it thr
is a comment from john mccain. >> members of this committee will raise questions reflecting concerns with your policy position. they're not reasonable people disagreeing. they are fundamental disagreements. >> john: that's the man who thought sarah palin was qualified to be leader of the free world. are his position really far out from mainstream on capitol hill. >> the first thing bewildering was that it was not that long ago that john mccain was running for president and suggesting that chuck hagel would make a great secretary of defense. if there is anyone who has turned on his previous beliefs i don't think it's chuck hagel. the interesting thing hagel has been endorsed by dozens of retired generals admirals. the views of being an honest broker to find a solution to the two-state israel-palestine conflict and the pentagon reform needs to be on the table that we have more nuclear weapons than we need in the 21st century. those are all very mainstream views among national security experts and the american people at large. what is going on here is you have some republicans not trying to redef
are john mccain and sendly graham are so you ubiquitous? >> they want to block everything. what they're doing now is the equivalent of being on the schoolyard playing ball and they say we're not playing until billy gives me some of his ice cream. >> john: it's the screw you guys i'm going home. why are the sunday talk shows so awful? >> that's a great question. because they want access. they want the big names. it's all about ratings. let's be honest. that's what it's about. >> cenk: but does john mccain own a jet pac that he goes to these things every weekend. >> john mccain has nothing to do. >> john: he has 19 houses, he has plenty to do. >> john mccain? >> john: yes. >> i prefer lindsey graham and his preference for lebanese men. >> john: karl rove mike huck which called his new group repulsive. michelle malkin said rove is doubling down on stupid. that's in defense of the tea party, and donald trump called rove a total loser. if the enemy of my enemy is my friend what if the enemy of my enemy is karl rove? anyone? >> i'll just say this puts fox news in a really awkward position.
to a major falling out with his one time friend, senator john mccain. >> for then senator hagel to see he'll let history be the judge he was there and involved. he knows he's wrong on the basis of what happens. >> you saw the hearing know his record, are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the rest of the answers to his questions, but certainly i have very grave concerns. >> it's not just john mccain, senator lindsey graham probably won't vote for him. she tried to link him to the attacks on oh the u.s. personnel in benghazi, now threatening to hold up the confirmation unless the administration answers more questions on that attack. >> no confirmation without information. this is complete system failure and i'm going to get to the bottom of it. >> now that might have been the craziest turn in the story but former vice president dick cheney criticized the president's choice of foreign policy leaders. he told a group of wyoming republicans: >> cheney should know from sect rate people, because dick cheney is now criticizing someone else's foreign policy team. i give
to climate change like john mccain and joe lieberman worked on a few years ago. >> it may have been good enough for mccain and lieberman but not today's lunatic congressional republicans, many who are sh. caller: lls of the fossil fuel industry. the president was challenged today: >> here's why. in the past five years barasso has received $5 million from the facile fuel industry. 90% of the time, he voted in their interest. very helpful senator. he sits on both the senate energy and environmental committees. faced with that kind of opposition, the president says if he has to, he'll by pass congress and issue an executive action. >> if congress won't act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct. [ applause ] >> i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future to reduce pollution prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> the president did the same on another big progressive issue raising the minimum wage, beating the republicans to the economic
's dive into right-wing world. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: really john mccain, really? >> he is kind of a douche. didn't he run his 2000 campaign -- >> stephanie: yes, he is on record saying all sorts of glowing things -- >> errrrrr! >> stephanie: he seemed a little openly hostile. >> yeah, a little tense. >> i think they are all angry that he was right about iraq. >> stephanie: that's the whole thing. like he was right about iraq and you were wrong overall, and that's what chuck hagel said. i'll let history judge that. all right. sean hannity. >> i'm always trying to get to the understanding of why. the president has problems with israel, we see what is happening around the world. he knew this would be a controversial nominee, all of these trouble spots. why would obama pick him? >> stephanie: i'm sorry, did he just say obama has all of these problems with foreign policy. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i see, meaning he has been spectacularly successful and his approval rating are at an all-time high. >> exactly obama has been quite successful in repairing those r
, i think the republican party, you know who said it best? let's give him credit, john mccain. he was my partner in 2005. i and congress flake now senator flake introduced it in the house and senator kennedy introduced comprehensive immigration reform. you saw what he said last week. why are you doing it? he said, politics. one word. politics. but you know what, what does that really mean? let's extrapolate a little bit. in other words those people won't vote for us if we don't do this. i want to have the ability to talk to them and garner their vote. so the community spoke and now politicians are changing. i think it's refreshing in washington, d.c. to hear people simply tell the truth. >> jennifer: i'm so happy to hear you say that. i--i question their authenticity and rationallal rational, east it might createat least it mightcreate policies. there was actually a group of pro immigration activists who i think disrupted today's hearing just before congressman dearly issa spoke. listen to this. [ protesting ] >> the committee will have order. >> jennifer: it's a little bit hard f
and business deals. but senator john mccain may have gotten it right when he explained the vote to fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will toward senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly at one point said he was the west president since herbert hoover. said that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war which is nonsense. and was very anti- his own party and people. people don't forget that. >> john: because for some in the g.o.p., there's nothing more wrong than being right. republicans will continue to punish hagel for the crime of being right. connoisseurs of paranoia likely won't forget another new outburst from the nra's wayne won't pea air. today, he accused president obama of launching "the most aggressive campaign in history to destroy second amendment rights." including -- >> bans on millions of commonly-owned rifles, shotguns and handguns. bans on tens of millions of standard magazines. bans on private transfers. even between family members. >> john: that came after lapierrre published an opinion piece on "the daily caller,"
-heard props to david gregory. he asked john mccain what have you been talking about cover up? >> yeah. >> stephanie: every question has been asked and answered. >> yes. over and over again. so there are no questions left. >> how did the president conspire to cover up there are 250 communists in the state department -- oh, wait. >> stephanie: i have questions about the massive cover up of the 60 diplomats killed while george busch was in office at the different embassies what about that. >> what about [ inaudible ]? >> stephanie: peter johnson, fox and friends. >> we have heard prominent democrats make the promise over and over again, but according to a new pew research poll the american people aren't buying it. is the federal government overreaching every day in every day. >> even the right-wing is going no, no. >> it's out of control! >> stephanie: right. because we have all of those big government deer crossing signs that aren't even necessary because deer can't read! [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> stephanie: does this mean that children crossing signs are useless bec
and before him, john mccain, before him bob dole. don't fight. you're all losers. your tea party crazies and your establishment people, you're all wrong, wrong wrong wrong losers losers, losers. these fake conservatives need to go away before they do more damage. >> stephanie: lurching back and forth between the tea party crazies and the g.o.p. establishment losers. >> any kind of moderation of any kind. >> stephanie: let's review the fun facts of karl rove. spe they went 82,000 television spots to help romney. in senate races 10 of the 12 candidates they supported lost. four of the nine house candidates they backed. [ applause ] then a lot of disastrous tea party candidates lost, too. so please give them some props for their loserdom. julie in seattle tells me it is right-wing world on the interwebs for us. stop the islamist witch-hunt against representative bachmann. sign the petition. >> islamist? witch-hunt? >> stephanie: witch-hunt against michele bachmann. >> since when do they believe in witches? >> stephanie: they banned this video. a guy in the fema coffin. tea party 2.0, rebran
generator. she did not turn the lights out. in other news, john mccain says he's still not sure how he's going to vote on chuck hagel but he opposes a filibuster for chuck hagel and karl rove is forming yet another super pac to take on fellow republicans. would you buy a used car from this man? i don't think so. why anybody would trust him with a dime after he blew $400 million the last time around. we'll also take a look at president obama yesterday in minneapolis saying people have to decide do they stand with cops or kids. all of that coming up right here on current tv. >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. stop looking at car interiors. get inspired by other stuff. yep. yep. ok. sure. why not? woah. touchscreens. put that in your dash. now, luxury stuff. make your seats like that.
they are going to vote for him. john mccain saying he would oppose any filibuster on his confirmation vote. >> it seems michael. there aren't. lined see gram of south carolina has indicated he would like to see president obama nominate someone else and chuck hagel's name removed for contention but there is no one saying they are going to filibuster. it looks like it will go through. you have seen very powerful outside groups at play in the election weigh in heavily, spending half a million dollars on nationally televised ads against chuck hagel's nomination but it doesn't look like there are big road blocks here. >> national televised ads against chuck hagel have no impact on the decision. >> their plan was to target democrats up for reelection in 2014, hope the pressure of the public to call their elected officials and get them to vote no on hagel. there are some folks like jim inhofe, the ranking member on the senate armed services, who will vote no. >> is itt doesn't have to be 100%. >> the bottom line is there aren't enough republicans out there saying
hagel oversee something like this. they dignified the response. after both lindsey graham and john mccain said they were largely satisfied according to the hill, but they still wanted to push the hagueel vote back. in reality it's not like they actually care about any of that. this is purely about political grandstanding. and speaking of that john boehner is using the senate to excuse his complete lack of action in the house. >> the president likes to attack congress but if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress, the united states senate. why can't he get past in the united states senate? >> michael: that's a really good question mr. speaker. let's get to work, senate democrats. joining me now philip ewing. he comes to us from washington, d.c. philip, welcome inside "the war room"." >> thanks for having me. >> michael: let's just start at the basics about hagel. once the senate gets closure what will be next for chuck hagel? >> the way it will probably work is that republicans want to vote on thursday to end debate on hagel. it doesn't
.s. military. >> michael: unbelievable. after those comments even senator john mccain told him to tone it down. and mccain has bipartisan support on this one. democratic senators dianne feinstein and claire mccaskill compared him to joseph mccarthy who accused american citizens of being communist. but toning it down is not in his repertoire. he was at it again. just to give you flavor for the place, this is the poster for larue tactical where the senator chose to call president obama's gun control initiatives wrong. those are mild from what he said in the past. cruz argued that the gun show loophole does not exist. he's a loophole truther. >> there actually isn't the so-called gun show loophole. that does not exist. >> michael: reminder, this man has degrees from harvard and princeton. clearly republicans have not learned from the last election. when americans made it clear that they do not reward crazy. cruz is now headline the super bowl of the conservative right. craze rewards crazy. he was at ted cruz's speech today and he comes to us from austin. welcome to the war room. >> great to be he
republicans stephanie. stephanie: well played, sir. go ahead. john mccain. >> i think that that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think that senator hagel after that period of time deserves a vote and a up or down vote on his nomination. stephanie: he was calling the white house's answers on benghazi satisfactory now. he said he's ready to find a way to end the filibuster holding up the nomination, but now is trying to get answers to questions posed by senator ted across. you pointed out that douche regarding hagels sources of income which he's going to throw might be north korea. >> have you ever been an agent of iron, north korea or mars. stephanie: this is how ridiculous they've gotten, they want to investigate an employee in hagel's office that reportedly sexually harassed another employee that hagel had nothing to do with. >> like ben gas yea which he had nothing to do with. 14 years ago this week, bill clinton was acquitted by the u.s. senate on his impeachment trial. only one of they say congressman ever made it to the
at a picture of john mccain at this town hall, that's a perfect example of someone who should not have a gun. that's a permanent scowl. it is not policy to ask me questions at a town hall. >> he's a deeply unpleasant man. >> they didn't cover that part in game change. >> stephanie: 47 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she gets insulted by more right-wingers before 6:00 a.m. than most people do all day. it's "the stephanie miller show." billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lo
-scale blizzard. john mccain probably would have preferred to have been on the golf course. he was at a town hall meeting yesterday. he was for immigration when president bush was in the white house. when he was against immigration reform under president obama. the first term. now, he's back and for immigration reform. his constituents weren't too happy. one of them challenging him about why they don't build a fence. >> build a dang fence. where's the fence? >> in case you missed it, i showed you -- >> that's not a fence. >> that's not a fence. it is a banana. we're putting up a banana. about $600 million worth of appropriations that we have. >> bill: mccain has gotten so grumpy. when he ran for president in 2000, at those town hall meetings, i covered him in new hampshire. i traveled on that bus with him. he was so good at those town hall meetings. he was on top of it. people challenged him and he always had a good answer. little sense of humor. >> it's not a fence. it's a banana. >> that's one way to handle it, i guess. >> bill: stick it in your ear. cindy here to start off the hour. little bit
the whole thing. >> please do. stephanie: last week, john mccain was all elder states man-y. that was his policy last week. respecting the penalty's prerogative in making nominations role and advicing consent, blocking nomination is just not done. it's just not done. >> hmm ok. stephanie: now after saying just days ago they should not filibuster mccain said he hasn't made his mind up. he appears to be aligning himself with his closest little buddy, lindsey graham. they are so gilligan and the captain, those two. who had been demanding more information on benghazi, which he has nothing to do with. >> they're more like thurston h. oh well and lovie. stephanie: benghazi is cat nip to the tea baggers and he's trying to keep him from getting primary challenged in 2014. that's what that's about. >> huh? >> how did your little plan go to get susan rice? how did that go? [ laughter ] stephanie: that blowed up real good. >> let me just say benghazi, benghazi benghazi. >> this is the first time in the history of our country that a presidential nominee for secretary of defense has been dill busted.
, we've been kvetching and bitching and complaining for the last week or so about john mccain, you know, loser from 2008 who is still the face of the republican party. you never see mitt romney. talk about a loser. but mccain and they keep putting him out there on the sunday shows every sunday, every show. every day every show. overexposure for a guy who's got nothing more -- nothing to say anymore. and talk about people who have nothing to say anymore, here's the big one. cpac conservative political action committee which has its huge gathering of conservatives it is a big event here in washington, d.c., every year in march. this year, yesterday they announced the headliner the keynote speaker for this year's cpac event, sarah palin. >> no! >> bill: talk about the number one loser. here she is, four years ago -- i'm sorry, last year at cpac -- >> at the 1975cpac, he laid out a blueprint for rebuilding the g.o.p. under a banner of full color. and ever since then, cpac has been the rally for conservative action and that's why i'm glad to be here today with all of you conservative activis
by the tea party. >> see what they did to john mccain. >> stephanie: laura ingraham asked him, do you think the president would repeal the second amendment. and he said i don't think there's any question about it. he said once -- >> democrats have kind of sucked on this issue since the '90s. >> stephanie: he said universal background checks are the beginning of the end. 90% of americans are for background checks. >> exactly, including gun owners. wayne lapierre doesn't speak for these people. he speaks for the manufacturers, the only people to profit since newtown. this is why lindsay graham has been going after chuck hagel, not because he has any moral core beliefs about chuck hagel being bad. lindsay graham is doing this because he knows the tea party dispieses him. >> these people do know the president can't just strike something down in the constitution. >> stephanie: i know. jeff in iowa writes steph back in the '90s the nra supported background checks and then the brady law was passed and the gun industry complained about slumping gun sales so the nra decided t
down the dark and dangerous path again as senator john mccain has said, the senate has the potential to set the record straight and end the stain on our country's conscience. once that's done, it won't be long before another movie comes along to tell how we killed bin laden. [ applause ] i agree. it is not often we say why that john mccain is right. but we just did. let's go to kathy in michigan. hey, kathy. >> caller: wow. can i ask you a question. what is a mook? >> stephanie: i'm too old and drunk to renow but i think -- >> it is a psychic that constantly tears the other person down, i think. >> stephanie: that. >> caller: from where is this reference? >> stephanie: brooklyn. i don't know. >> caller: okay. well what i wanted to comment on and i would like your -- kind of your view of this is you know, in all of the discussion of the sequestration and how it's going to impact everything and everybody, how come we never hear about the congress taking a pay cut or you know, i get the impression that the congress really -- the majority of them really went for this jab because they mak
a fat person with a spoon is a skinny person with a spoon. no one said that. he's dumb. john mccain said so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week? and that led republican adjust justin amash denounce the tweet mccain said it was a joke. senator, having other republicans defending the president of iran against you is like having lindsay lohan telling you you're partying too much. >> john: we had reaction to the super bowl. joan dungan noticed the power out and said lee hours later taylor swift sings a song how she came out stronger than it. barley probably has healthier body issues than the nfl but do you have the same con cushion ken? if you have a comment, use the # #"viewpoint." more than 108 million people watched the super bowl, and that is more than people watch this show in a week. the game looked to be a blow-out when the power in the stadium did just that. this caused cbs to scramble, the rest of us to scratch our heads and the san francisco 49ers to regroup and get back in the game when the power was restored 34 minutes later. had th
that would be an unprecedented effort. when john mccain points that out, you know, seriously. >> huh? >> stephanie: senator carl levin said their demands are beyond the scope of what has been asked traditionally of former nominees. a point echoed by john mccain. >> eh? >> did i or didn't i? wait. what day is it? who am i for and against? who am i mad at this week so i can choose my position on who i have a grudge against? >> no, sir one should impugn his character and integrity. they were accusing him of lying. >> of colluding with iran against the interests of the american people. i mean dick cheney went on -- i guess it was a fox interview. can't go anywhere else. but he was -- his big thing was that the president's choices including hagel are a specific strategy to endanger the american people and undermine be. it's doing it. >> stephanie: he can talk because he served so patrioticically in vietnam. >> no terrorist things happened on cheney's watch though. >> you're nothing. >> nothing bad happened. >> no wars of choice. we made sure that our soldiers had everything they needed wh
the one that john mccain and joe lieberman worked on a few years ago. but if congress won't act soon to protect future generations, i will. i will direct-- [applause] --i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future. >> michael: now chris moody, this is a different president obama than we've seen in the past. this is not a conciliatory but a my-way-or-the-highway guy. >> i thought it was interesting that he used that issue to talk about his executive actions. that's where he does have a little bit of power. i do not see congress doing anything on the climate change issue. or nothing substantial. this are ideas that had take extreme amounts of capital. but they could make their regulatory language stronger, which would set up fights between businesses and others. >> michael: in doing that he's setting these republicans up. it's a rope a dope with them. he's putting them in a corner where every bit of blame he can go out in 2014 campaign on behalf of others candidates and say look, it's your republicans in congress who did this. i would hav
. >> yeah. when john mccain calls you the least qualified nol knee he has ever seen. ? >> yeah. >> you have got some getting over to do with that. >> you do. next time john mccain needs more money for a base in arizona, david it was good for you to take time. love your work again. thank you so. >> thank you. >> david march typical cbsnews.com. >> radio meets television, "the bill press show." now, on current tv. >> [ music ] >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> her we're 24 minutes after the hour now "full-court press" on this friday february 22nd coming to you live from our nations's capitol our studio here on capitol hill brought to you today by the american federation of teachers, the great men and women of the aft under president randy winei weingarten making a difference every day in the classrooms of america. you know they are in our high schools and aur grade schools, in pre-school and in higher education. proud to have their support and guess what. did i mention it's a friday? >> all r
. that being said there was a lot of talk about this being unusually to filibuster a nominee. john mccain said he's not in favor of filibustering a nominee, especially not one for secretary of. i think it looks like there are going to be positive signs but there is no way that hagel is going to cruise through this nomination. >> michael: yes, if anything it seems than smooth sailing. mcconnell said that he did not disclose his personal finances. he made two speeches on the arab-israeli conflict, is this an issue for hagel? >> it depend on who is asking. i've read the article to see what it says. it comes from fox news, and they're complaining about two speeches that were given and all the speeches that he had given over all the public speeches, at this time when we live in the age of google to think that someone would be hiding speeches is ridiculous. >> michael: that's a great point. you have to see where it came from, and when things come from that news organization we always question it a little bit. >> "news." >> michael: yes, i see the quotes up there. it seems joe we've talked about it b
on that letter but not john mccain. it appears that headacheel will have the 60 votes to get past the filibuster and the 50 needed to be confirm: we're going head out to the political front where president obama's stock with the public continues to rise looming sequester cuts notwithstanding. and then a documentary that says, remember us? a hook at whose lives are still upside down because of the economic crisis. and later, 50 years after the birmingham church bombing we'll talk to the prosecutor whose life mission became bringing those responsible to justice. it's "the war room" on thursday night and we'll be right back. is is >> michael: we're back inside the car room. i'm michael shure. democrats and republicans keep checking their score cards. and from my seat it looks like the president and democrats are winning. according to a new bloomberg news poll out today 56% of americans view the president favorably. 47% feel the same about the democratic party. but here's my favorite. only 35% like republicans. americans also aren't going along with the blame game the g.o.p. has been playing by cal
john mccain unfriending him on facebook, is there going to be any lasting impact from this rancor or bitterness? >> perhaps further filibusters of more important -- secretary of defense maybe another supreme court justice. i can see a filibuster of the supreme court justice. >> but didn't they damage their ability to do that because at a certain point, is the fatigue setting in. even the rabid supporters of the tea parties and the lindsey graham you keep filibustering everything and everybody they'll crack. >> john: not to mention all of the time they spent screaming benghazi at a man who had nothing to do with benghazi. >> he didn't do himself any favors with the testimony. it was really -- >> john: i haven't seen a performance like that since obama's first debate. we'll take a break and my panel and i will see about glenn beck. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. >> john: i hate to bring bad news but glenn beck is still having a hard time getting along with people outside his bubble. now he
president biden is saying america is ready for change but senator john mccain seems to think that some action might not even be possible. you might have heard this clip already. at a town hall yesterday a woman whose son was killed in the aurora, colorado, movie theatre shooting asked about assault rifles. this is what senator mccain had to say. >> i can tell you right now you need some straight talk. the assault weapons ban will not pass the congress of the united states. >> john: i respect his desire to be blunt. i don't know that it had to be so belittling. the american people might be ready but is mccain right? congress isn't going to go for it? >> i know karen. i've met her. i've heard the story about alex. i admire what she did to stand up in a public venue like that and share her personal story of a loss in her family. i think more of us should do that in a public way directly to our members. that's why it made me more disappointed with senator mccain's cold response. they don't want their member to react to a constituent in that way. i hope the vast majority of arizonans rememb
:30. >> bill: if they call a filibuster and john mccain said he would not support a filibuster, it looks like there would be 60 votes to stop the filibuster. >> that's right. >> bill: can you stop -- do you know, can you stop a hold? if inhoff puts a hold on, that's not a filibuster. that's a different animal, right? >> it's a delay. it's a delay tactic. so i think it merely pushes it off into the future. >> bill: but my understanding one senator can put a hold on somebody's nomination and until that senator agrees to lift it, there's nothing the other senators can do. is that correct? >> we saw that a lot with coburn putting a hold on everything, on legislation, on spending legislation. the pressure here will be fairly remarkable. >> bill: to go along without a secretary of defense. >> i think pressure from the pentagon, military leaders the public not having a guy in charge of the pentagon. it's not going to be sustainable for them. >> bill: the center for american progress has a lot of ties to the white house. so you're going to be live blogging tonight. what does that mean? >> he's going
to once admire john mccain and bob kerry as a democrat for the same reasons. they are independent, and weren't bound to their party. they put the good of the nation above the party, willing to buck their party when they thought their party was wrong, like bob kerry did, like john mccain used to do, like chuck hagel did. couldn't it backfire them on this sense? he is going to be defense secretary. they are going to want stuff for him. they are going to want stuff for their district. they are going to want contracts for the district. they are going to want tours of the pentagon. chuck hagel is going to have a list of people who stabbed him in the back. right? >> right. they stabbed him in the front, i think. >> you are right. >> no screatus here yeah. thighs guys will -- i think that he probably sitting at how many today and over the president's day recess will be relishing the opportunity in the future should he have it to get these guys crawling back to him begging for help if there are base closures, contracts being handed out, and they will need to work
. >> stephanie: exactly. more guns is a good idea particularly around alcohol. john mccain, oh grampy -- townhalls not the policy to ask him questions at a townhall. >> where is the dang fence? >> i said that's not a fence. it's a banana. we have put up a banana with about $600 million -- sir, you are entitled to your opinion. you are not entitled to your facts. we have made significant improvements on the border. >> stephanie: oh grampy. >> to his defense he was pointing as a banana-shaped curve -- >> that's why i wore a banana on my belt. >> are you really asking for that >> stephanie: we should only get green bananas because of the war. >> we haven't bust heads like we used to. the fun trick is to tell them stories that don't go anywhere, like the time i caught the ferry over to shelbyville -- >> stephanie: all right. we have heard. >> -- and got a new heel for my shoe. >> stephanie: got it. more grampy. >> you are taking away from their social security to [ inaudible ] class of people -- >> this is a norwellian experience. you have had enough time sir. >> wow. >>
. absolutely. yeah. it was really -- it was a startling moment john mccain talking to a parent -- it's just -- that's who they become. there's nothing human. it's just about oh no that's not going to happen. fifty-eight minutes after the hour. back with charlie pierce and more on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: hello. hour number 2, current tv land. jacki schechner? >> yes. >> stephanie: i don't know if you heard rude pundit on yesterday, but he was giving governor rick scott of florida a lot of props. but you were just saying you don't buy it. it seems like a lot of these republican governors are looking at their approval rating and moving to the center. >> yes, he saw the poll numbers and decided to do something immediately because he is up for reelection. but i don't buy it. it just doesn't gel with his long-standing philosophy about health care, which for him, he thinks should be for profit. >> stephanie: yeah, his in particular in the state of florida, if people are paying at attention to history. jacki schechner in the current new
everybody. >> john: fortunately john mccain has a jet pack that gets him to "meet the press" every weekend. alex, is president obama that much worse than his predecessors when it comes to working with congress? >> well, look, president obama is dealing with a fairly unique situation that probably is likely to confront future presidents which is that he's dealing with a polarized congress. the congress that you're seeing, particularly in the house of representatives and also in the senate is frankly polarized. that's hard for the president to deal with. >> john: is it more polarized now than it was under president clinton? i will say that president bush after 9-11 sort of had cart blanch he controlled the house and the senate and the democrats were much more given to supporting his agenda following that crisis and attack on our nation. so is it really that unprecedented or does seem like over the last three administrations, it is okay as long as you give us, the republicans, what we want? >> it's not totally unprecedented. what's pretty clear is this particular congress, particularly coming
at the age of 32. john mccain is in hot water for sending out a tweet concerning ahmadinejad to a monkey. no wonder jindal is calls the g.o.p. the stupid party. more "viewpoint" with john fuglesang right after this. hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. really? you know i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> john: for the tweet of the day, we asked for your thoughts on immigration reform. susan dansic writes they're going to be so surprised when people come out of the shadows to see they're not all hispanics. true that. in new york, we have folks from korea, china serbia, romania. and that's just robert deniro's girlfriends. if you have a comment for the show tweet us at john fuglesang or use the hash tag "viewpoint." >>> now, as a deeply insecure comedian, there is, of course, a special place in my heart for anyone who walks around a city constantly asks people how am i doing? edward koch passed away friday at the age of 88. while there were many questions about his stance on some issues as
and i are getting really tired of seeing john mccain and lindsey graham every single sunday on every single show! >> stephanie: the senator of the green room. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i was just going to get to that. lindsey graham will permanently -- on the couch or in a green aren't. he threatened to block votes on nominees for c.i.a. director and defense secretary until the administration gives more information about benghazi. well i declare -- i'll be sipping my mint julep. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the c.i.a. directorship. hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> stephanie: then he. >> announcer: ed away. >> was he one of the guys who gave -- there are some senators that those shows could book that were against the benghazi hearings period. how about getting the other side instead of these two. >> stephanie: exactly. >> world's angriest two leprechauns. >> one of them is a little more tastefully to the point. >> i'm not insinuating anything. >> stephanie: the conventional wisdom drives
is you'll get more votes for the cloture. people like john mccain and others who are uncomfortable with the precedent of filibuster ing but who will vote no on the final nomination. >> bill: one of the reasons he ought to be uncomfortable is because if, some day, there were ever a republican back in the white house right, they would be setting a precedent that for cabinet appointees, especially defense secretary that the senate would not just advise and consent but could actually veto. i don't think they want that. i don't think they want to set that precedent. >> they don't think they have a chance of winning at the white house any time soon. because they're really shooting themselves in the foot. or god forbid, you have a case where you don't have an -- in either party, you don't have the president controlling the senate. how are you ever going to get a cabinet filled out and get the federal government working at all in any kinds of functional means when this is the precedent that's set. >> bill: it has always been in this country since the beginning, the guy who wins gets to app
in colorado and moved here because i really liked john mccain when he was anti-bush. >> you moved to arizona because you liked one of their senator? >> yeah when mccain used to go head-to-head against bush's policies -- >> that's really a reason to pick up and move interstate. >> caller: well, i lost my job -- >> okay. [overlapping speakers] >> caller: he opened up a shop down in bull head and -- [overlapping speakers] >> caller: and then when i got here he died. his wife sold the business and i have been kind of stranded ever since. i bought a house that i can't sell -- >> stephanie: well you'll always have bull head. [ laughter ] >> you got out of that just in time. >> stephanie: eddie in tennessee. >> caller: hi, how are y'all doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: liberal caller from tennessee. that's kind of unusual, isn't it? >> actually we have been getting quite a few since we have been on current tv. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: here is the deal, i was watching one of these shows -- i can't tell anymore whether they are conservative or liberal, but they we
for that whole -- john mccain had all of that -- angry leprechaun, fake outrage. >> it is not the policy. >> senator. >> stephanie: he tweeted about that. the late night tweeter did. >> you know who might run? did you see that? tagg romney. >> stephanie: oh, that. or ann. >> stop it. this is hard. >> ann: stop it. this is hard. you want to try it, get in the ring. this is hard. >> stephanie: they're talking to ann and tagg. and flirn or flag, too. >> what expertise would they bring? >> stephanie: that's what i'm wondering. >> the governorship of massachusetts. >> stephanie: go with ann. she's so warm. [ laughter ] >> stop it. >> ann: stop it! >> stephanie: speak of somebody who i think will be back in elected office, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. >> i am very proud to have been secretary of state. i will miss you. i will probably be dialing ops just to talk. >> stephanie: go take a nap and then let's go. hillary, 2016. >> she's already getting the infrastructure in place. you know that. >> stephanie: take a nappy. we got this! all right. senator mike from nebraska will sup
's -- what? >> huh? >> because he's only a war hero and republican -- >> stephanie: but, when john mccain starts to sound reasonable, something is going on. he said he will not support a filibuster. >> it's not the policy. >> stephanie: several other senator also voiced reservations about a filibuster after mitch mcconnell raised that policy. >> it's not the policy! >> stephanie: it's true. >> and further more [ mumbling ] ! [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> just warning you. >> stephanie: just proving he is still kind of a douche. did you see he made a racist joke. representative justin ahmash republican of michigan denowed the joke about president i'm a dinner jacket in which he alluded to auk ma den jad as a monkey. >> he was talking about the monkey in space and that he wants to be the first iranian in space -- >> mccain doesn't think that he is a foreign leader in any way shape or form. >> stephanie: just saying still under the category of not helpful. >> not helpful. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's go to ken in philadelphia. hi, ken, welcome
which i've always liked. i liked bob kerrey for that reason. at one time, i liked john mccain for that reason until he became a grouch. i like chris christie. he's young. he's not wrong about everything. but i'm worried about him. >> there is a big difference between being a little overweight, having a couple of spare pounds or extra pounds and being as big as chris christie is. really and truly. he is not -- he doesn't look healthy. he's not healthy. speaking as a person who used to be as big as chris christie, every fat person i ever knew and met said oh, i'm overweight but i'm still pretty healthy. you're not. >> bill: connie mariano, it is not like she's a democrat attacking him. she's not -- it's not like he's corey booker, right saying we gotta get him out of there because he's going to die or something. she's a doctor. she's a republican. who's just saying you know what? you ought to pay attention to this. >> put it this way, when was the last time you saw a 70-year-old man who was as fat as chris christie? you don't. because they don't make it to be 70. >> bill: all ri
and john mccain say any efforts to do so will complicate turning that proposal into actual legislation. emotions are high on both sides of the issue. harry reid said gay immigrants with children should be protected just like anyone else. >>> the u.s. conference of catholic bishops is rejecting the latest compromise on birth control coverage as part of health insurance. the affordable care act required all employers to cover the cost of contraception but just this week, obama agreed places of worship can opt out. the bishops say that does not go far enough since the compromise does not include religious hospitals, charities, colleges or non-profits. we are back with more bill after the break. stay with us. >> interesting across the nation this is "the bill press show" >> bill: john brennan gets grilled by senators over drones. still looks like he is going to be confirmed. what do you say? good morning, everybody, it is friday, friday february 8th a lot to talk about here with the full court press, live from our nation's capitol washington, d.c. your studio
ground and work together as adults, john mccain's calling him an ex-republican. >> stephanie: they cannot get over he was right about iraq. >> oh, totally. >> stephanie: remember representative walter jones, republican of north carolina? he was the freedom fries guy. that guy. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] he suggested to a libertarian group that former vice president dick cheney will end up in a fiery place for his role in the iraq war. he said congress will not hold anyone to blame. lyndon johnson is probably rotting in hell. he probably needs to move over for dick cheney. >> stephanie: that's freedom fries. >> i want to send that guy some french fries. where can we send them from? with a copy of an -- a biography of thomas jefferson about the time he spent in france reading the koran. >> stephanie: tony in florida you're on with hal. hi tony. >> caller: how are you? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: good, can you hear me all right? >> stephanie: yep. go ahead. >> caller: i didn't know if you had seen anything yet but collier county, florida which is down south florida naples area -- >>
freakin opinion mccain, not lipped see graham. you know, you name it. not john kasich. not scott -- rick scott. scott walker. >> there are a lot of reasons to not like chris christie but you have to sort of admit that he marches to the beat of his own drum. not lock step with the republicans. >> that's kind of refreshing. >> 866-55-press. the republicans admitting, that obamacare, it's pretty good after all, 866-55377. let's talk about it this wednesday morning. i want to hear from you. >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] documentaries... on current tv. for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show" >> bill: 25 minutes after the hour here wednesday, february 27th. we have a new member of congress from chicago robin kelly, overwhelmingly winning last night. she is pro-gun control. she beat an nra candidate. w
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